Does router have to be connected to net to setup?

Discussion in 'Network Routers' started by The Seabat, Jun 14, 2009.

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    The Seabat Guest

    I have an existing network set up that has no wireless. I would like
    to replace the current router with a new D-Link DIR-625. What I was
    wondering is, could I power the 625 and connect it to a laptop with an
    ethernet patch cable and set it up with log in, passwords, encryption
    type and all that before I place it into the loop? Have it preset, so
    to speak, so I just have to plug it in, turn everything on, and away
    we go. I realize there will be some tweaking to be done, but does this
    sound like it will work?

    I'm trying to keep from to long of an interruption of service on the
    current setup. Any thoughts? Thank you.
    The Seabat, Jun 14, 2009
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    f/fgeorge Guest

    It will need an ip address but it may just work like you suggest with
    a cable to/from the laptop. I don't know, never tried it
    f/fgeorge, Jun 14, 2009
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    Char Jackson Guest

    Yes, that's exactly what I do when I'm replacing or upgrading
    equipment at a customer site.
    Char Jackson, Jun 14, 2009
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    The Seabat Guest

    Thanks both of you! Worked like a charm! Sooooo much easier when you
    don't have anyone breathing down your neck about getting their network
    back up and running. Thanks again.
    The Seabat, Jun 18, 2009
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